Accessibility

Everyone Can Enjoy the Parkway

The Parkway is generally accessible, and we strive to provide meaningful experiences to all people. 

If your questions concerning accessibility are unanswered after reading information in this section of our website, please contact us.

Access to the Parkway is free for everyone. You can learn about the The America the Beautiful National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Access Pass—or more simply, the Access Pass—which provides a wide range of discounts on activities and services when you visit federal lands that charge fees. The pass is available online or at other locations where park passes are sold. (The Parkway does not sell passes.)

Some Parkway brochures are available in Braille, and most public facilities within the Parkway are wheelchair accessible as are the pull offs and overlooks found along the drive. Each campground has handicapped accessible campsites.

We provide closed captions and audio descriptions on all of our videos. 

 

 

Overview of the Natchez Trace Parkway

Click here to hear an overview description or read the transcript.

There are numerous activities along the Natchez Trace Parkway that are accessible to people with varying abilities.

The table below has descriptions and links to accessible information. It starts near Natchez at mile post 0 and milepost numbers increase as the Parkway leads you north to Nashville.


Our videos are all audio described and captioned. Visit our multimedia page and follow the links to videos, audio descriptions, and more.
Photos & Multimedia - Natchez Trace Parkway (U.S. National Park Service) (nps.gov)

 

Accessible Options by Milepost

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Milepost

Facility

Services Available

Links to More Information

8 Exhibit Shelter Info Panel A "10,000 Years of History" Jump to Audio Description and Transcription
8 Exhibit Shelter Info Panel B "Pathway to the Past" Jump to Audio Description and Transcription
8 Exhibit Shelter Info Panel C "Territorial Lifeline" Jump to Audio Description and Transcription
8 Exhibit Shelter Info Panel D "A Hard Trip Home" Jump to Audio Description and Transcription
10 Emerald Mound Info Panel A "A Remarkable Feat" Jump to Audio Description and Transcription
10 Emerald Mound Info Panel B "A Well-Organized Society" Jump to Audio Description and Transcription
10 Emerald Mound Info Panel C "Still Sacred" Jump to Audio Description and Transcription
10 Emerald Mound Info Panel D "One Mound Among Many" Jump to Audio Description and Transcription
15.5 Mount Locust Restroom, exhibit shelter, and grounds of historic house Jump to Mount Locust
17.5 Coles Creek Restroom, designated picnic table Jump to Coles Creek
54.8 Rocky Springs Restrooms in campground, designated campsite with picnic table Jump to Rocky Springs
102.4 Parkway Information Cabin (closed)

Restrooms and paved multi-use recreational trail

Jump to Chisha Foka Trail
122.6 River Bend Restrooms, designated picnic table Jump to River Bend
154.3 Holly Hill

Restrooms, designated picnic table

159.9 Kosiusko Visitor Center Restrooms, city visitor center
193.1` Jeff Busby Restrooms, designated campsite with picnic table Jump to
Jeff Busby Picnic Area
Jeff Busby Campground
232.4 Bynum Mounds Loop trail to exhibit shelter and mounds, slight grade Jump to Bynum Mound
233.2 Witch Dance Restrooms, designated picnic table Jump to Witch Dance
261.8 Chickasaw Village Exhibit shelter and stry to the hiking trail, Natchez Trace National Scenic trail. Jump to:
Chickasaw Village Site
Audio Descriptions
Blackland Praire Trail

266

Parkway Visitor Center Restroom, visitor center, nature trail. The park film is closed captioned and audio described. A Braille trail guide to the Natchez Trace National Scenic Trail is available. Jump to
Parkway Visitor Center
327.3 Colbert Ferry Restroom at boat launch, designated picnic table Jump to Colber Ferry:
Stand Site
Boat Ramp and Picnic area
364.5 Glenrock Branch Restrooms Jump to Glennrock Branch
377.8 Jacks Branch Restrooms Jump to Jacks Branch
385.9 Meriwether Lewis Restrooms, visitor center (hours vary), interpretive trail, designated campsite with picnic table Jump to Meriwether Lewis
Burial Monument
Interpretive Trail
407.7 Gordon House Historic Site Trail to interpretive exhibits near home Jump to Gordon House
427.9 Garrison Creek Restrooms Jump to Garrison Creek

In addition to the above locations, each pullout along the Parkway has a routed sign that can be read from the vehicle. Interpretive signs at trailheads and parking areas are also wheelchair accessible.

 

National Park Service Disability History

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    Last updated: January 16, 2023

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    Mailing Address:

    2680 Natchez Trace Parkway
    Tupelo , MS 38804

    Phone:

    800 305-7417
    The Parkway Visitor Center near Tupelo, MS, is open 9am-4:30pm seven days a week. The visitor center is closed Thanksgiving, December 25th and January 1st.

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